Getting Atheros 5k to work with WPA in Ad-Hoc mode

Jouni Malinen j
Sun Sep 6 06:42:15 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 04:37:43PM +0200, Patrick Nagelschmidt wrote:

> Trying the same with wpa_supplicant gives a rather flaky connection 
> and even if windows is showing 'connection established' for several 
> seconds in the connection manager, I get no response to my packets 
> whatsoever. Is WPA and Ad-Hoc mode supposed to work with 
> wpa_supplicant yet? Any ideas what might cause the radio silence with 
> wpa_supplicant?

WPA-None in IBSS is quite a hack and I would not really consider it to
be a production quality design in the first place.. Anyway, yes, I've
seen it work with wpa_supplicant, but I have not tested with ath5k or
any other mac80211-based for that matter. Please also note that in case
of WPA-None, wpa_supplicant is only setting a fixed key to the driver
and everything else is done by the driver and as such, this question
would be more likely for the scope of the driver, not wpa_supplicant.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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